Recently, we witnessed presenters who
· Talked to the screen for most of a presentation.
· Read text from slides to the audience.
· Stood behind a lectern the whole time.
· Read from their notes in an obvious reading tone.
· Moved their mouth away from the microphone at times.
· Seemed surprised by the next slide’s appearance.
· Crammed too much material, in too small a font, on slides.
· Played with their hair while speaking.
Think about what the audience sees! Many things are out of our control; eliminating our own distractions is something we can do.